Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management Names Rising Stars of Corporate Governance
New Haven, Conn., June 9, 2008 – The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management has named 56 young professionals as “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance.”
The Millstein Center’s list of Rising Stars recognizes corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, activists, and managers. The honorees were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of leaders from the Millstein Center, the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, and the International Corporate Governance Network based on criteria such as past accomplishments and thought leadership, future projects and endeavors, reputation among existing industry leaders, and potential to influence the industry in the future.
“This is the first year we are recognizing the next generation of corporate governance leaders,” said Ira M. Millstein, senior associate dean for corporate governance at the Yale School of Management. “Every one of this year’s 56 recipients is a Rising Star in his or her own right. I’m honored to be able to recognize them in this way.”
The Rising Stars of Corporate Governance are:
- Sanaa Abouzaid, Corporate Governance Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Tagbo Agbazue, Project Coordinator for African Institute of Corporate Citizenship
- Steve Alogna, Senior Manager, Corporate Governance Services, Deloitte & Touche
- Annalisa Barrett, Senior Research Associate, The Corporate Library • Rachel Beck, Business Columnist, Associated Press
- Sagarika Chatterjee, Senior Analyst in Governance and Sustainable Investment Team, F&C Investments (London)
- Warren Chen, Managing Director, M&A and Quantitative Analyst, Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Patrick Daniels, Partner, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
- Andy Eggers, President, Proxy Democracy
- Maureen Errity, Firm Director, Center for Corporate Governance, Deloitte & Touche
- Todd Fernandez, Senior Research Analyst (Accounting/the Monitor), Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Jun Frank, Senior Research Analyst (Asia), Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Nichol Garzon-Mitchell, Esq., Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Rebecca Grapsas, Associate, Corporate Department, Weil, Gotshal & Manges*
- Dan Heitger, Associate Professor of Accounting & Co-Director of the Center for Business Excellence, Miami University
- Alexandra Higgins, Research Associate, The Corporate Library
- Quinton Huckeby, Analyst, PROXY Governance
- Catherine Jackson, Manager, Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
- Fianna Jesover, Senior Policy Manager, Corporate Governance, Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD)
- Bess Joffe, Associate Director, Corporate Governance, Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd.
- Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen, Director, Europaische Investorenshutzvereinigung
- John Keenan, Senior Analyst, Pension and Benefits Policy, AFSCME
- Matt Kelly, Editor-in-Chief, Compliance Week
- Dan Konigsburg, Director of Corporate Governance, Standard & Poor’s Equity Research
- Claudia Kruse, Vice President European Environmental, Social and Governance Research, JPMorgan (London)
- Rakhi Kumar, Corporate Governance Policy Analyst, The Institute of International Finance, Inc.
- Laura Lonsdale, Ombudsman, Tyco International
- Allie Monaco, Vice President of Research, PROXY Governance
- Michael McCauley, Senior Corporate Governance Officer, Florida State Board of Administration
- Mary Jane McQuillen, Director, Socially Aware Investment, ClearBridge Advisors
- Jason Mefford, Vice President, Business Process Assurance, Ventura Foods, LLC
- Jeffrey B. Miller, Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel, Synthes, Inc.
- Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, Senior Policy Analyst, CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity
- Rajesh Parthasarathy, President & CEO, MENTISoftware
- Dan Pedrotty, Director of the Office of Investment, AFL-CIO
- Christian Plath, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Governance, Moody’s Investor Services
- Michael Pryce-Jones, Senior Analyst, PROXY Governance
- Naheeda Rashid, Corporate Governance and Engagement, Hermes Equity Ownership Services
- Tracey Rembert, Senior Governance Analyst, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Joel Rogers, Director of Consulting Services, RedHawk Communications, Inc.
- Nicole Sandford, Partner, Board Advisory Services Practice & NE Corporate Governance Leader, Deloitte & Touche
- Hege Sjo, European Governance and Engagement, Hermes Equity Ownership Services
- Phillip Spathis, Executive Officer, Governance and Engagement, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
- Alan Srulowitz, Vice President, Internal Controls, CA, Inc.
- Tracy Stewart , Corporate Governance Manager, Florida State Board of Administration
- Scott Stokes, Deputy Research Director, GovernanceMetrics International
- Daniel Summerfield, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Ltd.
- José Tabuena, Vice President Integrity and Compliance/Corporate Secretary, MedicalEdge Healthcare Group, Inc
- Peter Taylor, Head of Corporate Governance, Aberdeen Asset Management
- Meagan Thompson-Mann, President, MCTM Governance LLC*
- Carla Topino, Senior Research Analyst (Europe), Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Dan Wadsworth, Senior Director of Corporate Client Group, NASDAQ Board Tools
- Kerrie Waring, Chief Operating Officer, International Corporate Governance Network
- Mark Watson, Partner, Tapestry Networks, Inc.
- Brittany Wedereit, Vice President, Proxy Research, Glass, Lewis & Co.
- Clarence Yang, Associate, Barclays Global Investors
The Rising Stars will be recognized this evening during a reception at the 2008 Yale Governance Forum hosted by the Millstein Center. The selection committee has chosen ten exceptional honorees to be highlighted at the event: Sanaa Abouzaid of the International Finance Corporation; Rachel Beck of the Associated Press; Alexandra Higgins of The Corporate Library; Bess Joffe of Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd.; Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen of Europaische Investorenschutzvereinigung; Laura Lonsdale of Tyco International; Michael McCauley of the Florida State Board of Administration; Phillip Spathis of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors; Daniel Summerfield of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd.; and Peter Taylor of Aberdeen Asset Management.
The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management is a leading global resource for testing, challenging and advancing the premise that corporations should and can serve society. The Center pursues its mission by convening events; sponsoring empirical research; generating policy briefings; building market capacity by developing training, databases and institutions; and teaching and student interaction.
The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. Founded in 1974, it is the youngest of Yale University’s professional schools. The school offers a two-year full-time MBA degree, an MBA for Executives program tailored for health care professionals, a PhD program, and executive education programs. In 2006, Yale introduced an innovative integrated MBA curriculum designed to better meet the challenges of contemporary organizations. For more information about the Yale School of Management curriculum visit: www.mba.yale.edu/curriculum
*Denotes recipients who have a past or present affiliation with the Millstein Center.
Stephen Davis, project director, Millstein Center
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